I don't understand why this question of mine was closed:
This question is addressed to native English speakers who were born and grew up in the USA.
Is the upcoming censoring of "Huckleberry Finn", in which all the "niggers" will be replaced with "slaves", a normal phenomenon in today's American society? I mean, we all know that any language is constantly changing, some words become obsolete and some words acquire new meanings, perhaps, not good ones. So, it seems that the word "nigger" is now way more negative than it was during Mark Twain's times. So, replacing words with some other ones in this case may be considered a no bigger crime than, say, issuing a new version of the Bible that is meant to make the biblical language more accessible for modern readers. On the other hand, changing the words chosen for his book by one of the most famous American writers might be considered as disrespectful toward the author.
So, is it okay with common American people today?
The moderator who closed the question said that it "really has little relevance to a site for questions asked by "linguists, etymologists, and (serious) English language enthusiasts."
The thing is I consider this question to have a direct relevance to such an English-language site as I came up with this question while translating one movie script into English. There were many references made in that movie to black Americans and they were not nice - I didn't know how to render them in English without offending the possible American audience.
I asked that moderator why (in a comment), but he never replied.